Falling Flowers

and loving thoughts

TUTORIAL

5/6/20232 min read

Letโ€™s Get Started:


Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Black Layer: 4.25 x 5.5

Card Face - Watercolour Cardstock: 4 1/8 x 5.25

Small Scrap of gold cardstock for sentiment and circle

Card Face:

I dusted the card face liberally with anti static powder, and then stamped the floral images with Versamark up the left hand side of the card face. I added gold embossing powder and brought in a preheated heat gun to melt the powder.

I pressed a couple of yellow inks onto blocks, and added a bit of water to turn the ink into a "paint". I was ready to start painting, focussing on one flower at a time.

Using a small paint brush and water, I dabbed water sparingly onto the petals, into the spaces left between the gold outlines. Then I picked up a bit of the lighter yellow ink and gently touched paint brush to paper towards the base of the petals. The water that was already in place acted to naturally disperse the colour, pulling it out to the ends of the petals, lightening as it moved. I added additional ink until I was satisfied with the colour. I added a touch of darker yellow at the base of the petals to provide depth and contrast, and also in areas where we seem to be seeing the inside of the flower.

** the heat embossing acts as a dam, keeping the water and ink inside the lines and preventing the image from becoming an indistinct yellow blob.

I added tiny dots to the petals with a glitter pen.

Other:


I diecut the word YOU from gold card stock. I cut two additional layers out of scrap cardstock and glued these all together to add stability and depth to this very fine diecut.

I diecut a narrow circular border out of gold cardstock.

I experimented with the placement for both the YOU and the circle ... once I had decided where they would go, I put the card face into the stamp positioner and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Assembly:

I glued the black cardstock to the card base, and then glued the card face on top, keeping the card face flush to the left hand side, but centered vertically.

I glued the circle in place around the stamped sentiment.

Then I glued the YOU in place as shown in the image.


Final thoughts:

I love the way this turned out - the combination of gold embossing powder and the sparkly ink used for the dots is just so pretty. I am new to watercolouring (even this type ) and there is lots of room for improvement, but overall I was happy with thie result .



Supplies: (and links where possible)

Stamps:

Wavy Blooms, Altenew

KJ Stamp & Cutting Die You Sentiments, Studio Light: Ecstasy Crafts, Simon Says Stamp



Inks:

Versamark: Scrapshotz, Scrapbook.com., Simon Says Stamp

Dye Based Ink: Stampin' Up!

Gold Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up!

Metallic Pen: Amazon, Scrapbook.com

Circular Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Dies- Hero Arts, Scrapbook.com.,

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua - Amazon, Simon Says Stamp

Gold Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent, 100 lb., Amazon

Black Card Stock: Stampin' Up!

Card Face - Watercolour Paper: Canson., Michaels















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